TARA ARCTIC, a New Zealander’s epic voyage

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Tara Arctic is the story of a rather unlikely voyage spanning 21 years from conception to realization. 

It is the story of an expedition in the yacht Tara, formerly Sir Peter Blake’s boat, across the frozen Arctic Ocean, drifting out of control, not aimlessly but certainly lacking any definite idea of where they would end up or how long it would take. On board was a group of sailors, scientists, doctors, musicians, artists and journalists. The expedition was a significant part of Damocles (Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies), which aimed to observe, understand, and quantify the Arctic climate changes to assist global warming decision-making. Grant Redvers was leader during the whole expedition and this is his story of a very special yacht and her crew, their lives on the ice, the daily trials and tribulations,the physical and mental challenges, and the highs and lows. Intro by Lady Pippa Blake.

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